Camden National Education Union.

Financial Advice Seminar - Being Financially Fit

posted 22 Apr 2022, 07:56 by Gerald Clark

Government's response to STRB on Teacher Pay

posted 20 Apr 2022, 03:17 by Gerald Clark

The government has issued it's response to the STRB, and whilst they have moved to a starting salary of £30,000 they have not added on 8% to every level.  In fact they've flattened it considerably.  Details are below for Inner London.  We will now have to wait and see whether the STRB takes the Union's advice, the Government's advice, or something in between.


posted 18 Mar 2022, 06:52 by Gerald Clark

Nominations are now open for officer roles, both for Camden NEU District and Camden State Education Branch.  Please download a nomination form from the Camden Elections page.

London Pay Demo - Wednesday 23rd March

posted 18 Mar 2022, 06:51 by Gerald Clark

Beyond the Tyranny of Testing - Webinar

posted 15 Jun 2021, 07:46 by Gerald Clark

Please do sign up for this event, organised by Camden NEU.

You can share the flier below, and sign up at

Leaways School Dispute in Hackney

posted 22 Apr 2021, 02:54 by Gerald Clark

Members of the National Education Union have been in dispute with Leaways School which is run by Kedleston Group SEMH and Autism Schools and Children's Homes UK ( since December of last year over a number of issues. These include: poor educational provision for students; appalling conditions in the school building; a lack of decent sick pay; a refusal to award the 2.75 percent pay increase most education workers received last year and a refusal to recognise trade unions.

The school receives over £50,000 per pupil, per year, which is more than double the amount that state special schools receive.  Members have been concerned that the provision provided for students does not reflect this. There is no outside recreation area for children to play and the temperature of the building during winter has been so cold that staff and students frequently wore coats inside.  Meanwhile, the Kedleston Group had an operating profit of £5.3 million in 2019 (Source: Companies House).

The NEU believes that claims made on the school’s website about the educational provision of students do not match the actual reality of provision inside the school. Several parents have also been in contact with us expressing similar concerns.

NEU members have been particularly worried about health and safety issues, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kedleston sick pay policy only guarantees 7 days sick, pay unlike state schools which allow for up to 100 days. Staff have had to either attend work whilst sick or only receive statutory sick pay. This has forced some members of staff to attend work, whilst sick.

Kedleston group even tried to enforce this policy at the beginning of the pandemic informing staff that they would only receive sick pay for 7 days if contracting Covid or if they had to self-isolate. It was only after protests from NEU members that they agreed to adhere to government recommendations regarding sick pay and covid.

The NEU is extremely concerned at the level of bullying and intimidation by senior managers at the school. Two members of staff have been dismissed since the start of the dispute - the most recent being one of the school NEU reps. Several other members and reps have also been disciplined. Kedleston have also suggested to NEU members that if the original dispute were not called off, after 12 weeks staff could be dismissed ‘en masse’.

NEU members had no choice but to ballot again on the issue of victimisation.

A celebration of 60 years of the Cuban Federation of Women

posted 2 Mar 2021, 07:03 by Gerald Clark

Please find a flier below for this event which our ex-President and International Solidarity Officer Cath Tranter is speaking at.

Notice of our Annual General Meeting

posted 2 Mar 2021, 04:04 by Gerald Clark

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Camden District NEU will take place via zoom from 5pm on Tuesday 4th May, 2021.  Further details, including registration, will be sent out to all members shortly.  Nominations have now opened for committee roles - you can find details on our Camden Elections page.

Camden NEU guidelines for Remote Learning

posted 21 Jan 2021, 02:07 by Gerald Clark

In discussion with our Reps and then in a General Meeting we have drafted the below document which we are sharing with all Camden schools stake-holders.

Financial Advice seminar for NEU members

posted 3 Dec 2020, 02:53 by Gerald Clark

We have arranged for Lighthouse Financial Advice to deliver a free online session for Camden members on Wednesday 20th January (3:45-4:45).  The topics covered will be budgeting and savings; investments; mortgages; and retirement and pensions.  All those who attend are entitled to an additional, free one-to-one session with a financial advisor. Please click on the pdf below for further details and to book your place.

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